CEO Projections 2020: Preparing for Prosperity

About the report:

In the short term, CEOs of small and midsize businesses should maintain fiscal discipline to ride out the last of the economic slowdown. But our data indicates that the next wave of growth is coming in the latter part of the year. To be prepared to capitalize the next business cycle, leaders of SMBs have two tasks to balance: Managing the tactical realities that come with the bottom of the business cycle while planning to be able to seize emerging opportunities as growth accelerates. To aid the decision-making of CEOs, this report – based on data from over 1,600 CEOs who responded to the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey – outlines the top five projections for 2020.

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  • Top decisions for SMB business leaders this year and the investments they are planning to support growth
  • 5 ways you can prepare your business for the predicted economic upswing
  • Key challenges presented by the next business cycle, including talent, technology and sales
  • 3 key components of an effective employee development program to fuel retention during a tight labor market

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